NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED
I. ELIGIBILITY:The “Win Vacation Getaway to Ashland, Oregon” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes” or "Promotion") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), or legal Canadian residents(except in the province of Quebec, where it is void, and wherever else prohibited or restricted by Canada law) and are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.
II. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES:Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
III. ENTRY PERIOD FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 am Eastern Time (“ET) on Thursday May 1, 2014, and ends at 11:59:59 pm ETon Saturday May 31, 2014 (the "Entry Period").
IV. HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES:
1.) Downpour Site Entry: Participants are invited to go to www.downpour.com/ashland-getaway (the“Website”) and follow the prompts to enter the Sweepstakes. You will be required to provide your first and last name, complete address, telephone number (to be used for winner contact only) and email address. Upon completion, you will receive one entry into the Sweepstakes.
2.) Earn additional entries by writing a qualified audiobook Review (“Review”). For each qualifiedReview submitted, you will earn one (1) additional entry into the Sweepstakes drawing. This is not a Contest. You will not be competing with any other Participant. LIMIT: Participants may enter up to a limit of five (5) Review submissions during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. If a Participant submits more than five (5) Reviews, only the first five submissions received from that Participant, will be included in the Sweepstakes.
V. AUDIOBOOK REVIEW CONTENT REQUIREMENTS:To write and submit a qualified Review, Participants must create a FREE User Account (“Account”) on Downpour.com or log in to an existing Account. No purchase is necessary to write and submit a Review. A Review must be written in English and cannot have been previously published in any manner. A Review must be the original work of the Participant; must not infringe any third-party’s rights; must be suitable for publication in Sponsors’ sole discretion (i.e., may not be obscene or indecent); may not contain defamatory statements; may not invade the privacy, publicity or other rights of any person, firm or entity; may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations; and may not contain any copyrighted works owned by third parties. All Reviews will be reviewed for content eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules before being released for public viewing. A Review containing false information, prohibited material or inappropriate content, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may be disqualified. The Sponsor makes the final determination as to what Reviews are eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes.
BY SUBMITTING THE REVIEW, THE PARTICIPANT REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT HE/SHE HAS ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST NECESSARY TO GRANT THE SPONSOR THE PERPETUAL, WORLDWIDE, IRREVOCABLE AND UNRESTRICTED RIGHT AND LICENSE TO ADAPT, PUBLISH, USE, EDIT, AND/OR MODIFY SUCH REVIEW IN ANY WAY AND POST THE REVIEW ON THE INTERNET OR USE THE ORIGINAL REVIEW IN ANY OTHER WAY AND AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SPONSOR HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS TO THE CONTRARY. PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER REVIEW SUBMISSION MAY BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE LOCATED AT HTTP://WWW.DOWNPOUR.COM OR OTHER WEBSITES AUTHORIZED BY SPONSOR FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES (COLLECTIVELY “THE WEBSITE”), AT SPONSOR’S DISCRETION AND CAN BE VIEWED BY OTHER WEBSITE USERS. Certain Reviews may be featured from time to time on the Sponsor’s Website, or in advertising during the Entry Period, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Being selected as a featured submission is unrelated to the Sweepstakes drawing and does not guarantee selection of a Winner in the Sweepstakes.
Released Entities (as defined in Section VIII, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Review submissions, all of which will be void. In the event of a dispute regarding any Review submitted, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
All entries and Reviews must be completed by May 31, 2014. Incomplete entries, or those containing incorrect information, will be voided. By participating in this Sweepstakes, Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes Administrator. All entries and Reviews become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
VI. WINNERS DRAWING, NOTIFICATION AND ODDS OF WINNING:
The Grand Prize and Second Prize Winners (“Winner(s)”) will be selected from among all eligible entries received, in a random drawing, by Compliance Sweepstakes Services (“Administrator”), an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and not subject to challenge and/or appeal in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Administrator will randomly draw from all qualified Participants, one (1) Grand Prize Winner and five (5) Second Prize Winners, on or about June 12, 2014. Odds of winning the prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. The Winners will be notified by telephone or email. Upon initial notification and verification of the Winner, a confirmation will be sent to the Winner via e-mail, USPS mail, or other home delivery service of Sponsor’s choice.
• One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a Vacation Package for two (2) to Ashland, OR. Includes: ground transportation from Medford Intl Airport to Ashland, OR; a 4-day / 3-night stay at the Ashland Springs Hotel or Iris Inn; dinners at the Loft Brasserie, Larks and Amuse Restaurants; wine tour provided by Wine Hopper Tours; a special behind-the-scenes tour of Blackstone Audio’s production studio and headquarters; rafting trip with Rogue Wilderness Adventures or Kokopelli River Guides; two sets of two (2) show tickets to any availableshows at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; a three-day car rental from Butler Automotive; $2,000 AmEx card towards airfare to Medford, OR.Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $3,980.25 (USD)
• Five (5) Second Prize Winners will each receive a Downpour logo DAVEK DUET umbrella. ARV is $149.00 each. Total Second Prize Pool ARV is $745.00 (USD)
Total ARV Prize Pool is $4,725.25 (USD)
VII. VACATION PRIZE TERMS AND CONDTIONS:The Grand Prize Vacation Package(“Vacation Package”)includes hotel/inn accommodations and $2,000.00 AmEx card towards airfare for the Winner and a guest. A Grand Prize Winner, who lives within a 200-mile radius of the designation, will not receive the full $2,000.00 AmEx card or the car rental portion of the prize, but a $600 travel allowance. Accommodations, show tickets and other events are subject to capacity controls, availability, blackout dates and other restrictions. The Vacation Package is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth by your travel agent of choice. Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced or exchanged by the Sponsor. All expenses not described in these Official Rules are solely the Winner’s responsibility, including, but not limited to: hotel taxes, travel insurance, room service, bag check fees, parking fees, laundry service, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, telephone calls, tips, gratuities and service charges, site-seeing excursions, food other than what is included in the Vacation Packageand any other incidental costs or expenses not covered in the Vacation Package. Travel and lodging are subject to availability, and any changes made to either of these will be at the expense of the winner, not the Sponsor.It is the sole responsibility of the Winner to satisfy the entry requirements of the United States and any other countries’ requirements as necessary.Winner and companion are also responsible for obtaining airline travel insurance, and all other forms of insurance at the Winner’s option and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide any other types of insurance. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the supplier of accommodations, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any prize-related services.Sponsor is not liable for any missed prize events, opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element. Companion of winner must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of departure. Once a travel companion is selected, he/she may not be substituted, except in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Travel companion must execute a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents.
The Vacation Package is not exchangeable or transferable. There are no substitutions. The value of any prize awarded to a Winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. The vacation must be completed by October 31, 2014 or prize will be forfeited. Additional prize award details and vacation prize information to be provided to the winner at the time of notification. The total value of the airfare, hotel accommodations, car rental cannot exceed $3,980.25 (USD).
VIII. GENERAL PRIZETERMS AND CONDITIONS:All Winners are required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state, province and local laws, rules and regulations. If a Canadian citizen wins the prize they will be required to answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question. If a potential Winner from Canada cannot be contacted and the skill test administered within three (3) days of notification, or the question is not correctly answered, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected. The Winner is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. The stated “ARV” of the prizes is based on available information provided to Sponsor at the time these Official Rules were drafted (and any difference in ARV at the time of awarding will not be awarded) and the value of any prize awarded to a Winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The Winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize they receive. A Winner receiving a prize valued over $600.00 will be required to sign the Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability/Publicity Release, and return it within five (5) days of notification. The Winner may also be required to send a copy of their passport, driver’s license or birth certificate as proof of age.A Winner will be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number before a prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of a Winner. Non-compliance may result in disqualification. If any potential Winner fails or refuses to sign and return such Affidavit within the time period required by Sponsor or if the prize or prize notification is returned as rejected, faulty, unclaimed or returned as undeliverable to such potential Winner, such potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate may be selected. If any potential Winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, or if the potential Winner cannot attend or participate in any portion of the prize, or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential Winner. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded. The Sponsor and its agents are not in any way responsible or liable for damages resulting from shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded in this Sweepstakes.
Each winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state) for any and all public relations, advertising and/or promotional purposes as determined by Sponsor, in all forms of media and by all manners (now and hereafter known), in perpetuity, without notice, consent, review or approval or further compensation.
IX. OPT-IN:By submitting an entry, you are authorizing Sponsor to send you one (1) e-mail about its products and services. You may opt out of receiving future e-mails from Sponsor by clicking on the link contained in the initial e-mail. You will remain eligible for this Promotion whether or not you opt out of receiving promotional e-mails from Sponsor. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects.
X. RELEASE: By receipt of any prize, the applicable Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Compliance Sweepstakes Services (the “Administrator”), and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Entities”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
XI. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
XII. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Entities are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any typographical/other error in entries, selection announcement or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with this Promotion. If for any reason a Participant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Participant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Promotion, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Promotion for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming, or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
XIII. DISPUTES:Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, Participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, or the determination of Winner shall be resolved individually (without resort to any form of class action and with the understanding and agreement that these Official Sweepstakes Rules shall apply), and shall be submitted to arbitration pursuant to the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than Participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (e.g., costs associated with entering this Promotion), and Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of Oregon, in the City of Ashland, County of Jackson, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. In the event that arbitration is prohibited, in a particular state/territory then any such claim shall be brought and maintained in the federal or state courts of the State of Oregon, in the City of Ashland, County of Jackson. Any dispute or claim arising out of the entry of this Sweepstakes, or any disputes with site users which arise as a result of the use of this website, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon, without respect to conflicts of laws principles.
XIV. WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST:
For the names and city/state of prizewinner or a copy of these Official Rules, send a request specifying a copy of the Winners List or Official Rules along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by 7/11/14 and received by 7/15/14. Mail to: Compliance/ “Win Vacation Getaway to Ashland, Oregon” Sweepstakes Winners List, PO Box 468, Stonington, CT 06378.
XV. SPONSOR: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 31 Mistletoe Rd, Ashland, OR 97520